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New Zealand’s first ‘official’ HL7® FHIR® Connectathon will be an interactive event in which participants can test their FHIR implementations, parts of the specification itself, or simply learn more about the most important new standard in healthcare information interoperability. The hands-on nature of the event encourages attendees to pass data, via APIs, between client applications and FHIR servers, plus utilise cloud-based testing services.
The Connectathon…

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In accordance with recommendations made by the IMIA General Assembly, the Nominating Committee is pleased to make public a request to all IMIA Members who are interested in appointing a nominee for the position of IMIA VP MedInfo for the 2019 - 2021 term.

Click here for the official IMIA 2018 Board Call for Nominations  -…

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The 2018 edition of the Pan-African health informatics conference (HELINA) is scheduled from 3rd – 8th December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be co-located and held back to back with the popular OpenMRS implemeters meeting.

The conference will be hosted by the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) and will focus on how technology is being used to strengthen health systems in the African Region. HELINA conferences have been known to provide a platform for both academia…

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Our research group has published a new case study on an Open Source EHR implementation in Kenya:

 

Muinga N, Magare S, Monda J, Kamau O, Houston S, Fraser H, Powell J, English M, Paton C

Implementing an Open Source Electronic Health Record System in Kenyan Health Care Facilities: Case Study

JMIR Med Inform…

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We're recruiting for a new Health Informatics research assistant to join our team at the University of Oxford:

Research Assistant - Health Information Systems in Global Health

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a. 

We are looking for a Research Assistant to help develop new areas of work within a multi-disciplinary team in Oxford that undertakes collaborative projects with the KEMRI-Wellcome…

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Request for information on EHRs for cancer care

From a colleague in Uganda:

Hi,
My name is Johnblack Kabukye, a medical doctor and health informatician at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda. I am also a PhD student in medical informatics at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. We are conducting research on electronic medical records for oncology in low resource settings, so we are looking for stakeholders in…
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University of Oxford Programmer Position

IDDO Senior Java Software Engineer - Emerging Epidemics and Drug Resistance

Applications to be received by 12pm on Friday 4th of August 2017 Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) team. The IDDO hosts a collection of data-sharing platforms, bringing together clinical, pharmacology, molecular, in vitro and medicine quality data for a range of infectious diseases. The…

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Two new software engineering positions at the University of Oxford.

Senior Software Engineer

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 13th of February 2017

Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) team. The IDDO hosts a collection of data-sharing platforms, bringing together clinical, pharmacology, molecular, in vitro and medicine…

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Job Title: Clinical Information Analyst - Informatics: location Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Department Head Research Africa

Your challenge:

Research brings meaningful innovations to market via close collaboration with Healthcare sector.To foster speeding up end-to-end innovation from idea to market, Philips creates the differentiation through clinical domain expertise combined with intelligent and meaningful data transformation. Philips Research Africa plays a key role in…

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NHS.UK Moves to Beta

The UK is developing a new digital health and care service called NHS.UK. This has been in alpha for the past few months with a team working on various ideas and building prototypes and testing them with users. DigitalHealth.net has a nice overview with an interview with Dan Sheldon, the strategy lead for NHS.uk.

The NHS.uk service is now…

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Apple Announces CareKit

Apple have just announced a new open source framework to allow developers to build healthcare apps that use the 6 CareKit modules.

The modules are:

  • Care Card: this module manages task that a patient needs to perform as part of their treatment such as taking a medication or changing a wound dressing.
  • Symptom and Measurement Tracker: this module helps patients evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment plan and manages tasks such as…
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-- CALL FOR PAPERS EH 2016 - Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 14 March 2016 --

8th International Conference e-Health 2016
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1 - 3 July 2016
(http://www.ehealth-conf.org/)
Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2016)
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1 - 4 July 2016
(http://www.mccsis.org)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Dr. Malcolm J. Fisk, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for…

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iHealthBeat Health IT Trends for 2016

It’s sad news that iHealthBeat is shutting down as it has been a great source of news and information about Health It over the last few years. In what must be one of their last podcasts, they have a great discussion between Doug Fridsma (CEO of AMIA), John Halamka (CIO of BIDHS) and Lynne Thomas Gorden (CEO, AHIMA) on the key Health IT issues for 2016.

You can listen to the podcast here:…

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What we do with Electronic Medical Records data is a hot topic around the world. The UK had its own problems when it tried to launch “Care.Data” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26259101) to extract data from family doctors (General Practitioners) which have still not been resolved.

Adam Tanner from Scientific American has written an interesting article on how the market for medical records data has been growing and how patient…

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Telemedicine in Prisons

Michale Ollove from The Pew Charitable Trusts, has written an interesting piece on how telemedicine is increasingly being used in prison to avoid prisoners having to visit hospitals and to try and save costs. The story beings with an alarming anecdote:

Texas prison psychiatrist Pradan Nathan recalls an unsettling face-to-face session with a dissatisfied patient about a dozen years ago at a maximum security prison in East Texas. The large man, a member of a notorious…

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